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Just 8 billionaires own the same wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion poeple

Extreme inequality and the push for an alternative future

Deborah Hardoon introduces our new report, 'An Economy for the 99%' and argues that extreme inequality and a crisis in economics have created the appetite for an alternative vision for the...

2014: the year of hard truths or return of the good times?

Economic growth returned to the UK last year and unemployment is falling, but can people on the lowest incomes expect things to get better in 2014? Krisnah Poinasamy analyses recent good and bad...

The Gift of Sight in Yemen

In Yemen, families who have been affected by the humanitarian and economic crisis have been receiving livestock to help them improve their income and rebuild their lives. For Suad, the donation of...

New infographic: Just what could £5.2bn of tax dodging pay for in the UK?

Today is the deadline for many people, maybe some of you too, to submit their tax returns to HMRC. Many people pay tax in the UK, but not everyone plays fair. Some people in the UK cheat: they illegally...

Land sold off in last decade could grow enough food to feed a billion people

An exciting new land grabs campaign was launched today across the world. The campaign, which is part of GROW, is asking the World Bank for a freeze of all large scale land deals for 6 months until...

Top 10 Oxfam videos

Oxfam loves the movies. We've got more than 500 videos on our channel and together people like you have watched them nearly 4 million times! For this week's chart, prepare to make it 4 million...

Food justice for West Africa- a special evening in Manchester

People will learn from a Manchester charity worker and from a Shadow Minister how families are coping with food shortages in West Africa.  ...

We need to keep talking about inequality in Britain

Yesterday, Oxfam joined again the chorus of voices saying that this 'austerity' business in the UK is not inevitable - "about time some big hitters stepped up", someone said on...

There's an economic crisis on – but you can still choose to fight poverty

Times are tough. The economy's back in recession. It's an age of austerity. So far, so familiar. But Oxfam's new report on UK poverty tells us two important things that we hope...

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